Drone Laws in Venezuela
In this article, we collect the drone laws in Venezuela for you.
Venezuela divides remotely piloted aircrafts into different classes according to weight:
- Class 1 Mini RPA: less than 3 kilograms
- Class 2 RPA Ligeros: between 3 and 25 kilograms
- Class 3 RPA Livianos: between 25 and 150 kilograms
- Class 4 RPA Pesado: more than 150 kilograms
This classification does not differentiate between private and commercial use. Class 1 is probably the most relevant for visitors to the country.
Overview: Drone rules in Venezuela
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Requirements for drone pilots in Venezuela
To be allowed to fly class 1 drones, the pilot must be at least 13 years old, have a valid license and a medical certificate.
We have not yet been able to find out exactly what the registration and licensing process for drone pilots in Venezuela looks like. This document at least summarizes the requirements.
Safety distances and flight bans
A distance of 9 kilometers should be kept to airports. Class 1 and Class 2 RPAs may be operated up to an altitude of 400 feet.
You can only fly in daylight. The pilot must keep their drone within line of sight. If it belongs to class 1 (lighter than 3 kilograms), it may fly up to 500 meters away.
A distance of 1.8 kilometers should be kept from the location of the president, domestic and foreign authorities, facilities and companies in the basic industry (iron, steel, electricity, petrochemicals), military, police and prison facilities.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Venezuela to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Venezuela!